Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Larus marinus

Saw this adult Greater Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) in Quarteira this morning.
The species is still considered a rarity in Portugal, but single birds show up with regularity in the Algarve. Mostly youngsters, of course.
The bird was roosting about 5 ms away from a working fisherman but did not bother.

Next to it, a first winter Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) was bearing a type of colour pvc-ring I did not see so far - curious to find out where it comes from.

This Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii) - a winter-guest from the British Isles, was still at the same location where I observed it a month ago...(check an earlier Blog-entry).

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